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tonight's lead -- this thing is working. that's what president obama's message on the health care law today was. as he made a surprise appearance at the white house briefing room. >> the number of americans who signed up dpr private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to 8 million people. 8 million people. 25% of people in the federal marketplace are you should the age of 35. all told, independent experts now estimate that millions of americans who were uninsured have gained coverage this year. with millions more to come next year and the year after. >> do you hear that, republicans? no matter the spin, the lies, the scare tactics, the reality is the law is working. 8 million have signed up for plans on the exchanges.
this shattered their prediction of 8 million. and 35% of the enrollees on the federal exchanges are under the age of 35. we kept hearing only older people and sick people would sign up. making premiums unaffordable. turned out to be totally wrong. and the president forcefully went after those in denial. >> they still can't bring themselves to admit that the affordable care act is working. they said nobody would sign up. they were wrong about that. they said it would be unaffordable for the country. they were wrong about that. they were wrong to keep trying to repeal a law that is working when they have no alternative answer for millions of americans with pre-existing conditions who would be denied coverage again. or every woman who would be charged more for just being a woman again. >> just about every prediction the naysayers made about this law turned out not to be true.
and the president hammered republicans for sticking to their same old tired plan of full repeal. >> we now know for a fact that repealing the affordable care act would increase the deficit, raise premiums from millions of americans and take insurance away from millions more. the 50 or more votes the republicans have taken to repeal the law could have been 50 votes to create jobs. the debate over repeal should be over. i recognize their party is going through the stages of grief, anger, denial, all that stuff. and it's -- we're not at acceptance yet, but at some point, my assumption is that there will be an interest to figure out how do we make this work in the best way possible. >> we're definitely not at acceptance yet. but i can think of about 8 million reasons why that can't last.
joining me now are karen finney and ryan grimm. thank you for being here. karen, the president says republicans are still working through their grief and anger. mouch longer till we get to acceptance? >> i don't know, rev. let's not hold our breath waiting for that one. as you said, every single prediction that they've made has been wrong. and what the president and administration predicted in terms of getting to that core group of young people, seeing that group of young people kind of come in towards the end, that's exactly how it all shook out. so i don't think you're going to see republicans accept the truth for a very long time. maybe not ever. i just don't think there's anything we can do to help them get to that final stage of acceptance. >> the president made a point of saying one thing republicans are doing about the health care law is still really frustrating to him. take a listen.
>> this does frustrate me. states that chosen not to expand medicaid for no other reason than political spite. you have 5 million people who could have health insurance right now at no cost to these states. zero. cost to these states. other than ideological reasons, they have chosen not to provide health insurance for their citizens. that's wrong. it should stop. those folks should be able to get health insurance like everybody else. >> now, the white house, ryan, says by 2016, 5.7 million people will be uninsured, just because 24 states haven't expanded medica medicaid. we talked a lot about charlene, a young mother in the medicaid gap who passed away last month. how can republicans continue to
ignore people like marlene? people that are in steerous jeopardy because of they are playing politics rather than dealing with policy that would help get the medical attention and the insurance they need? >> hopefully this will collapse under its own weight maybe after november, you know, when there's -- the final election before they maybe come to terms with the fact that this is law and medicaid will expand in a bunch more of these states. it's a human tragedy. people who may have cancer and not know it. they know they've got something, that i don't feel right, but they can't go to the doctor because they can't afford it and they lived in a state where republicans have chosen try to score political points. i don't even necessarily think they're scoring political points at home. it's some gamble that maybe they can weave their way through the tea party on the national stage to try to win their way to becoming vice president or
nominated to be president. so it's not even that they're winning at home. in florida, you know, people would like to see medicaid expanded. even the republican governor said he would like to see medicate expand bud the tea party element in the legislature is holding it up. the republicans have searched the country high and low for people's whose plans are canceled and they're now sick. and they put them up on television commercials that are then debunked the next day. all they have to do is find these 5.7 million people who would be eligible but aren't. >> you know, karen, the president also made a big political statement today by telling democrats that they shouldn't run from the health care law. take a listen to this. >> i think the democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that untils of people like the woman i just
described, who i saw in pennsylvania yesterday, we're helping because of something we did. i don't think we should apologize for it. i don't think we should be defensive about it. i think there's a strong, good, right story to tell. >> with 8 million people enrolled, will the democrats embrace this and run on this? will they stop being defensive and really take the aggressive offense on this? >> the ones that do are more likely to win. now the republicans are being forced to have a message. they're going to have to talk about what they're taking away from people. that's starting to shake out even this week as republican members have been home, you know, again, trying to convince one of yor constituents that they don't deserve health care. i want to see democrats out there campaigning with some of these individuals that fall into the fed cade gap because that is
absolutely shameful and there's no reason for these states to be denying those people coverage. there are plenty of ways to stay on offense on this issue, and as the president said, be perfectly proud and don't back down. >> you know, ryan, right after the press conference by the president, speaker boehner released this statement. quote, what america really needs is a health care system that's more affordable, more act saysable and of the highest quality and that's what house republicans are working toward. the president talked about denial. is this what we're seeing here? >> that would imply that he actually believes that. i don't know if it's denial. the two things that they propose are high risk pools, you know, for pre-existing conditions which everybody says are going to be radically more expensive than the current policy, and allowing people to buy health i shurns across state lines. you hear that all the time from them. but all that is, it's kind of a mirror of our credit card law
here. and what happened with credit cards? everybody moved this delaware because delaware had the lightest consumer protection laws. and that's why credit card companies are able to do anything sthept, because you're allowed to buy across state lines. and they pitch this as if it's some boon to consumers that all state consumer laws on insurance would be wiped out. you know, i'm not sure that the speaker actually believes that statement, because if they had to put it in writing, there's no way that the cbo would come up with something that says oh, yes, this is going to give you higher quality, more affordable coverage. >> and don't forget, the ryan budget has -- he has fully admitted that he would take away some of the -- he could not pay for some of the provisions like, if you have a pre-existing condition, like having your children on your health insurance, like a rot of people do now. even within the budget that they have put forward, that they have to be on record and say they're either for it or against it, they're basically taking away something from people,
acknowledging they won't pay for those things in their own budget. >> now, ryan, 8 million people, though. i mean, doesn't this show 8 million enrollees, doesn't it show what government can do in terms of the people of this country that need help? 40 million uninsured. now we've made a big dent in that with 8 million people. >> that's the changer to the conservative ideology. not that they disagree with it at this point, but it's not true. it's like obama care trutherism. these numbers are not accurate. you know, the real number is -- and they'll throw something out there and lob a lot of questions to try to muddy it. but i think it's deeply problematic for them politically to make this a factual debate, because the facts will eventually shake out. either 8.1 million people and
growing next year are getting insurance through obama care or they're not. and those are facts that we'll learn. those are facts the voters will learn. for them to hut put all their eggs in that basket could be problematic for them. >> ostill ahead, remember death spirals, cooking the books on health care? what are pruns going to do when they run out of obama care talking points. >> they said nobody would sign up. they were wrong about that. they said it would be unaffordable for the country. they were wrong about that. they were wrong to keep trying to repeal a law that is working. >> we're exposing the financial links between the tea party and right wing talkers on the radio.
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>> 8 million enrolled. the affordable care act is working and republicans can't take it. >> i find it strange the republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been. they still can't bring themselves to admit that the affordable care act is working. >> no, they can't. so what happens? we get cooky conspiracy theorys. one comes up, gets shot down, up pops another one. that's next. ♪ i know a thing about an ira
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>> they said nobody would sign up. they were wrong about that. they said it would be unaffordable for the country. it was wrong to try to keep repealing a wrong that was working. >> the republicans kroted out ridiculous predictions about the affordable care act. do you remember when they claimed that too many sick and old people signing up would lead to an insurance death spiral? >> the exchanges don't work and you wind up going into what they call the insurance death spiral. >> death spiral?
scary. >> obama care is going towards the death spiral. >> the death spiral. >> the death spiral. >> what's called an insurance dpet spir death spiral. >> you get what's called a death spiral. >> sounds scary, but of course, it's not happening. the big news today is that 8 million people have signed up on health care exchanges. what's more, 25% of those enrollees are under the age of 35. exactly the people needed to make the law work. doesn't sound like much of a death spiral to me. in fact, it sounds like the law is alive and well. >> the share of americans with insurance is up. the growth of health care costs is down. hundreds of millions of americans who already have insurance now have new benefits and protections from free preventive care, freedom of lifetime caps. no american with a pre-existing condition like asthma or cancer can be denied coverage.
no woman can be charged more just for being a woman. those days are over. and this thing is working. >> joining me now, the democrat from new york. thank you thank you for being here, congressman. >> are your republican collea e colleagues coming around to find they were wrong about this law? >> it's still not sure they get it. there's a serial obsession. the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again but expecting a different result. yet, this is a group for more than 50 times has daemt taemted to delay, destroy or defund the affordable care act, understanding that anything they did in the house of representatives was dead on arrival in the senate and president obama would never sign it into law. yet they continued to engage in this reckless irresponsible
behavior. >> they did it anyway. the president hit back at the 50 repeal votes you're referring to that the gop held to block the health care law from taking effect. watch this. >> the 50 or so votes the republicans have taken to repeal this law could have been 50 votes to create knobs by investing in thins like infrastructure or innovation or 50 votes to make it easier for middle class families to send their kids to college. or 50 votes to raise the minimum wage. or restore unemployment insurance. that they let expire for folks working hard to find a new job. the point is, eare peel debate is and should be over. >> as the president spoke and you referred to tonight, 50 votes they could have been doing other things. the energy to keep doing that when you know it's not going anywhere, because it's not going to get passed the senate, that is politically insane.
>> absolutely. but it's a political issue presumably designed to excite their base but one that's really just based on lies and misrepresentations. and they haven't offered a single alternative for the american people in terms of providing health care for tens of millions of people other wise uninsured, in terms of keeping young people on their parents' plan. dealing with pre-existing conditions. they have no offered a single alternative. but this is a group that's so obsessed with the affordable care act and perhaps president obama that they shut down the entire government for 16 days based on that obsession. and cost the american people $24 billion in terms of lost productivi productivity. the president is right, they wasted a lot of time and a lot of the pressure of the american people as opposed to doing things designed to turn the economy around. >> the president said we've seen
earlier where some democrats seem to be leading the way. what is going on. are democrats really going to now with 8 million enrollees see that this is what you should be running on and advocating for rather than running away from it? >> well, i certainly hope and expect that will be the case. things have turned around dramatically. there was a minor blip that occurred in october related to the website, but the remixed version of affordable care act is spectacular. it's a platinum hit. and when more than 8 million americans have been signed up on the marketplace and a significant percentage of those are younger americans, so-called invincibles who many argued would never sign up, along with the many other benefits the president referred to, that millions of americans now have that would not be available to them if the gop got its way on repeal, this is something that progressive democrats should embrace because it's good for
the american people. >> and people need to keep coming at them, because right after the press conference today the president had, they didn't miss a beat. the right wing was right out there immediately attacking. watch this. >> is the census bureau deliberately trying to make it tougher to criticize obama care? >> back in 2009, under the leadership of then white house chief of staff rahm emanuel, the citizens bureau was brought under the direct influence and control of the white house. so now that has become a pretty well politicized organization. >> the number is going to go down because the regime is massaging the data. they're changing the questions that they ask people here to rig the results. and if you don't like it, you are a racist. it's sort of like me telegraphing to my parents i'm going to have straight f's on my report card and if i have c's
and d's, they're happy. but it's still a pathetic card. >> are they incompetent or disingenuous. neither one are a good thing, quite frankly. >> the last two, you see, was after the press conference. they show how they've been building up the conspiracy theories. and even in the face of evidence that it's working, 8 million people, 35% under 35, i mean, they still are in complete denial. >> well, there's a lot of denial syndrome going on on capitol hill right now that i've witnessed over the last couple of years. one thing that's interesting, climate change is denied even though that's a scientific reality. they deny the fact that defaulting on our debt would be problematic and catastrophic for the american economy and that the affordable care act has turned into a smashing success because they've boxed themselves into a corner. they said this was going to result in doom and goom, but the
american people have embraced it in spectacular number and it's benefitting tens of millions of americans beyond those who have signed up on the mark place because of the pre-existing condition been a and other aspects of the law. and so they have nothing left but to argue this conspiracy theer tri that the books are being cooked. but that's going to collapse like a house of cards and the affordable care act will continue its trajectory towards the smashing success that's on its way to becoming. >> that is congressman hakeem jeffers. collapsing like a house of cards. us brooklyn guys have a way with words. thanks fur your time tonight. ahead, what a racket. tea party groups are paying millions of conservative radio host. it's the report you have to hear ahead. it says here that a woman's sex drive
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with dishes. i know that obama looks at the constitution as an obstacle to what he wants. every time i hear him say he's not a dictator, he doesn't complete the statement "but i wish i was." the government is making the decision who lives and dies. that's what obama care is. it's just a glaring illustration that there are indeed death panels in obama care. >> h ethinks the spt a dictator. he hates obama care. it sounds like he's reading from the tea party play book, doesn't it? well, maybe he is. a new report says conservative groups have spent nearly 22 million for sponsorships of influential talkers like rush limbaugh, glenn beck and sean hannity. that's right, the tea party is paying up and radio talkers are toeing the party line. take sean hannity. the tea party-backed heritage foundation began sponsoring
hannity in 2008 and paid $1.3 million for the deal. would you believe it, soon hannity was fundraising for tea party patriots. he's even promoting the tea heart website on his fox news show. >> the tea party patriots put these ads up and they're trying to get these ads out. >> and it's not just plugs for the tea party website. they're helping get tea party candidates elected. the tea party nonprofit freedom works has paid more than $6 million in recent years to glenn beck. recently that same group endorsed north carolina candidate greg brandon for the senate. it wasn't too long before beck rallied behind him, too. >> i want to have make history so we write history. that's what i'm looking at. >> i could tongue kiss you and i'm not a guy who -- if you have
money, donate. if you have time, donate. >> kentucky's matt vivan, and would you believe it, glenn beck seems to like him, too. >> matt bevin i have not met but i believe that man was called to god. >> was god calling or was that just the tea party money talking? joining me now is jimy williams and dana mill bank. for year, it sounded like they're the mouthpiece of the tea party. now it turns out they're making money while they're doing that. >> you have a wetter sense of whether god is talking to these guy, but certainly money is talking to these guys.
it's gotten to the point if you wonder like race cars if these guys should have decals on their foreheads as they give their radio show. we've reached the point long ago where it was all pay to play in politics. we've seen glups are able to get the things they want out of politicians and we see that organizes such as the koch brothers are able to get what they want out of politics. and it's all about money. now we see it has yet another luck to this to receive the same funds to influence the same policies. >> as i said in the introduction, conservative groups that spent nearly $22
million in right wing radio sponsorships since 2008. now, what a coincidence. that's about the same time president obama was elected and we started hearing talk like this, listen. >> in obama's america, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering yeah, right on, right on, right on. >> today is mock obama day. we'll be mocking obama all day today because that's what we do in america. >> he is the president of a country clearly i'm beginning to wonder if he even likes. >> this man hates this country. >> you are destroying my children's future. >> four more years of obama will end america, the country we love as we know it. >> radio bush had shock and awe. we're looking at shuck and jive here. that's what i'm going to name this. the obama operation in syria, operation shuck and jive.
>> so jimmy, coincidence of timing? or are we seeing something more here than we've known before this report came out? i don't think anybody even on the right side thinks this is a coincidence. i have long preached about money in politics. this is taking it to a new level. basically what it's doing is giving a shot in the arm or distilling it into a very, very sort of think minded group. you take $22 million and you spend it on people that will then say what you want them to say and that goes out to just the true believers, the foamer, the people i call the feelers. they foam at the mouth they believe it so much. basically you're just doubling double play and injecting $22 million into the same people that we're going to believe that stuff to begin with, by the way. just an echo chamber. the vitriol and the hate is what
it bought. >> you know, when you look it, though, dana, the tea party sponsorship has paid off big time. last year, glenn beck's sponsorship yielded $60,000 in contribution, $860,000, i'm sorry. $860,000. and the len baugh sponsorship brought in $433 now. -- $433,000. it's like a revolving door. >> the supreme court has said there's nothing you can do about it. people are certainly free to purchase politicians. so it's obviously an even easier thing to purchase celebrities or talking heads. and you have to understand, 22 million sounds like a lot of money, but that's really a very
small investment for the koch brothers or other groups to make compared to what they speernding in campaigns generally. so for a relatively small investment, you can make a big bang for your buck. >> you're shaking your head in agreement, i see? >> listen, dana is exactly right on the supreme court. back from the buckley case on to today. if anybody thinks the next campaign court is not going to strike down all limitations then they're fools. the court is setting this up to happen. there's nothing you can do except pass a constitutional amendment to stop this kind of stuff. and i'm pretty sure with barack obama being in the last three years of his presidency and the republicans controlling the house, that's probably not going to house. so what's going to happen in the 2016 elections is very simple. we're going to be outspent from
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>> ten months ago, conservatives on the supreme court gutted the vote rights act. now the flagship conservative magazine the national review is arguing that the civil rights act and the voting right acts are forms of racial discriminati discrimination. and that chong shouongress shou those laws. in other words, they want to destroy the very protections against racial injustices that the laws established. this week, video emerged of a republican congressman saying he's not sure the civil rights is constitutional. >> is it constitutional, the civil rights act? i wish i could answer that 100%. i know a lot of things that were
passed that were not constitutional, but i know it's the law of the land. >> he doesn't know if it's constitutional? it's a stunning position, and it might help explain why house republicans are slow walking a bill to restore parts of the voting rights act. we learned today they still have not laid out a time line to bring that bill to a vote. this is unacceptable. 50 years after the sacrifices and struggles of the civil rights era, the country has come too far to go backwards. thank you for come on the show tonight. >> have you ever heard conservatives so explicit about wanting to roll back the gains of the civil rights era? >> you know, this is certainly bold for this particular moment, rev. it's a clear reminder to activists and educators that even as we celebrate the
different milestones of the seive rights movement and the achievements of the civil rights movement, there's still a tremendous amount of work to be done and it's clear to us the opponents of civil rights and equality and access and opportunity for all in this nation are speaking louder and more clear ly in the 21st century. >> last year, house majority leader eric cantor helped commemorate bloody sunday. that's the march from selma to montgomery. he went and later when the supreme court was gutting out the voting rights act, cantor said, quote, my experience with john lewis in selma earlier this year was a profound experience and he hoped to, quote, find a reasonable path forward that ensures that the sacred obligation of voting in the country remains protected. but here's what cantor's office said this week about the bill to
restore key parts of the voting rights act. quote, we still want to try to get something on it, but there are objections on both side, and we're talking to folks to see what can be worked out. do republicans really want to restore the voting rights act, victoria? >> i think the lack of action speaks volumes. and what's underlying here is this notion of color blindness. the national review article talked about a color blind society. we rhe regrettably, we have never been a color blind society. hopefully one day we will be, but we're not yet. we need to go forward with civil rights. we need to understand what are the new channels. maybe they aren't explicit as they were in 1940s, 1950s, but they're more implicit and wae we still need to keep battling them. >> last year, james, justice
scalia, antonin scalia notori s notoriously described the vote rights act as a racial entitlement. listen. >> whenever a society adopts racial entitlements it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political process. >> now, he said that at the oral argument on voting rights. i was in the supreme court hearing that day. i almost fell out, but i'm beginning to wonder, well, let me just ask you. do you think that's the view that many conservatives have about the gain of the civil rights era? that it was some racial entitlement? >> if they have that view, that's an absolutely absurd view. the political discourse here, rev, is absolutelior wellian. essentially conservatives are accusing these laws of being
raciallily discriminatory when they're in place to try to remedy racial discrimination. when we look at education, criminal justice, hiring and firing, fair housing, lending practices, when we coordinate those institutions along the lines of race, we can see that black folk and brown folk are obviously still being discriminated against in very institutional ways. even the law we're talking about, the policy that congress is trying to bring to the table, the reason why there's resistance on both sides is there's voter id's. we have nine states in the vote rights act initially. there's only four states in this proposed state already. it seems as if the concessions have already been made. in this double speak where they actually blame the laws that remedy racial discrimination for being rashlly discriminatory is absurd. >> right wing bun dits keep pushing debunked talking points
about voter fraud. listen to this. >> we don't like people to vote twice because it cancels out someone's voting. >> and also dead people vote popping. >> over a million people that voted twice in this election. the first concrete ever we've ever had of massive voter fraud. >> anybody who talks about voter repression understand they're supporting people who would cheat. >> none of this is true, victoria. >> it's not. and reverend, the united states actually has one of the most restrictive voting systems. most countries are able to vote during the weekend when most people aren't working. but here rather than making it easier, they're using excuses such as voter fraud which can be addressed in other ways. it's trying to use these mechanisms of voter id, which are a backdoor topoll tax. sure, they may not be costly up front, be uh if you don't have a birth certificate.
that's going to be $22. for many people, that may not be a big deal. but if you're living dollar to dollar, that's a big deal and could prevent you from voting. >> thank you both for your time tonight. >> thanks, rev. coming up, fighting the hate. eric holder spoke at a memorial service in kansas. after a white streamist charged with murdering three in a hate-filled rage. but first, how did to this happen? joe biden selfie that everyone is talking about. predicting the future is a pretty difficult thing to do. but, manufacturing in the united states means advanced technology. we learned that technology allows us to be craft oriented. no one's losing their job. there's no beer robot that has suddenly chased them out. the technology is actually creating new jobs.
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>> finally tonight, fighting hate with a call to action. today, attorney general spoke out at a memorial service in kansas for the victims allegedly killed outside a jewish community center by a white supremist. >> every alleged hate crime, no matter who the intended target is an affront to who we are. and who we always have been, both as a country and as a people. these acts cannot be ignored. and their impact is not limited to particular communities or individuals. >> this crime is not who we are as a country and the voices of hate are being drowned out. we're seeing that in the nearby town of mare ronville, missouri, where the mayor made headlines with saying he agreed with some of the alleged killer's views. >> he was always nice and
friendly. and respectful of elder people. you know, he respected his elders greatly, as long as they were the same color of him. i kind of agreed with him on some thing, but is but i don't like to express that too much. >> this language is offensive and un-american. and now the man's own constituents are rising up against this kind of hate. >> we plan to go before the city council and ask for his resignation. we will be asking if he doesn't resign to begin impeachment, because we feel that he has failed to do what is in the best interest of the citizens of maryville. >> the town is fighting back because we live in a new america, more tolerant, more diverse and more open minded. and when we find people that
remit the old hate filled and polarizing part of america, we must fight. i was honored to speak at rosa pashs yuan ral, the mother of the civil rights yoouchlt. i said then we should all act like rosa. when we see wrong, stand up, speak out, or get a chair and sit in the way. >> ruininning on health care, n against it. let's play "hardball." >> good evening, i'm joy reid, in for chris matthews. it's been the battle hymn of the republican party. a guaranteed applause line no matter who you are. it's been your solemn duty as a republican, whether you're mitch mcconnell, john boehner, jeb bush or ted cruz to tell other republicans that your ry